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Notable Historical Events for April 27th

1911Indian passive resistance is suspended when Gen. J.C. Smuts enters into negotiations with Mahatma Gandhi.

1956Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

1979George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"

1667The blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

2014Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

1982Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

1983Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson

2011U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

1963Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

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Notable Birthdays on April 27th

1899Leo Diegel, Detroit Michigan, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion)

1822Ulysses S. Grant, Ohio (R), 18th US president (1869-77) and Union general

1952George Gervin, Detroit Michigan, American basketball player

1791Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter

1984Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy)

1932Casey Kasem, Detroit Mich, radio personality (American Top 40)

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Notable Weddings on April 27th

1981Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]

1996Actress Robin Wright Penn (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

2013NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

1985Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

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Notable Deaths on April 27th

1882Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

1521Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

1695John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)

1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

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